Care for Your Feet

One’s feet play the most important role during a trek. Your feet have been hard at work walking you through the gravel, streams, and uneven terrain. They deserve a well-due rest for a maintained performance the next day.

  • Wash your socks and dry them in the sun.
  • Cleanse your feet as often as possible and ensure that the space between your toes is dry.
  • Treat tender feet to a soap and water cleanse, followed by application of powder.



  • An inevitability while trekking is getting blisters. Knowing how to deal with them is a wise idea.
  • Step 1: Soap cleanses
  • Step 2: Using a sterilized pin or needle, puncture the blister. Do not remove the extra skin.
  • Step 3: Cover up the wound by application of adhesive plaster or a band-aid.
  • Friction causes blisters. Use talcum powder to cope with sweat.
  • During a trek, keeping your feet as clean as your face is a must!


  • Ensure that the shoes you choose are comfortable and well-worn, not new.
  • Your shoes shouldn’t be well fitted, but should have enough space for 2 additional socks to facilitate absorption of friction.
  • Try to keep shoes dry whenever possible, and maintain hygiene.
  • Do not dry wet shoes over a fire, instead stuff it with paper and change out of wet socks as soon as possible.
  • A habit to inculcate while trekking is to change socks at least every second day to avoid foul smell, blisters and infection.
  • Lastly, have you tied your shoes properly?

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